Morning Marlin Maniacs, TGIF, and welcome to today’s Miami Marlins Fish Flash.
News is certainly scarce this early in the non-playoff playing offseason, with so much of what will happen depending on how things shake out for the last four squads left standing. It’s not just slow for the Marlins either; one of the lead MLBTradeRumors stories of the past few days has been about the always inspiring Tyson Ross. That should tell you all you need to know about whether or not you’ve missed anything major.
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But we do the best we can, and there are a few Marlins stories out there to help fill the void the Dolphins currently aren’t filling. From a heartening tribute, to the possible return of a familiar face, to the latest trade scuttlebutt, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in.
The Miami Herald’s resident hockey fan, George Richards, kicks his article on last night’s Florida Panthers win off with a review of the special tribute the team made for fallen South Florida/Marlins star Jose Fernandez. Part of it you can guess from the picture, the rest you’ll have to read.
If this actually happens, I’ll have a lot of research to do. If not, at least I got to make a horrible movie pun. But according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins are giving some serious thought to bringing back former manager Fredi Gonzalez to serve as their new third base coach. If he was good enough for Bobby Cox at the job, he’s good enough for me. Sign him up.
Lastly, we turn to the ESPN.com staff and their MLB Rumor Central report detailing which Marlins faces might be finding new teams next year. Specifically, this is about who might be swapped out for new starting rotation parts, not underperformance from the names in question. A couple of these have been kicked around on our site in the past week, but one name floated might surprise you. Worth a look.
That’s all the news that’s fit to remind you was printed for now. Enjoy the LCSes, and keep the faith that one glorious day, the Fish will play in one again.
And then go back to checking that fantasy football lineup.